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The challenges facing Mexico City's first ever female mayor

Claudia Sheinbaum
Claudia Sheinbaum FRANCE 24
By: Laurence CUVILLIER | Matthieu COMIN
18 min

As Socialist Claudia Sheinbaum marks her first year as mayor of Mexico City, our reporters went to meet this divorced, 56-year-old mother and scientist by training, who stands out in the male-dominated Mexican political landscape. In order to lead the metropolis of 22 million inhabitants, Sheinbaum faces many challenges. The Mexican capital is one of the most polluted cities in the world and is riddled with violence, drug cartels and corruption.

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